Washington, D.C., December 1, 2021: The current Continuing Resolution is set to expire on December 3, 2021. Investors who filed I-526 petitions based on EB-5 Regional Center investments had expected to receive positive news that the Regional Center program was being renewed as part of...

Washington, D.C., November 23, 2021: The next H-2B lottery for approximately 33,000 visas for temporary non-skilled workers is coming up at the beginning of January 2022. H-2B visas are used in the construction industry, landscapers, resorts and hotels, and manufacturing industry for hiring temporary non-skilled workers...

Washington, D.C., November 22, 2021: The House’s version of the Build Back Better Bill on human capital infrastructure included the long-awaited proposed text for legalization of approximately 6 million undocumented workers. Undocumented workers are persons who entered the United States illegally, or fell out of proper...

Washington, D.C., November 22, 2021: USCIS issued policy guidance on November 12, 2021, that confirms that E-1/E-2 and L-2 spouses are authorized to work “incident to status.” This was the outcome of settlement negotiations triggered by a federal court lawsuit demanding that USCIS essentially follow...

Toronto, Canada, November 17, 2021: The Canadian federal government is expected to announce later this week it is dropping the negative PCR test requirement for Canadians returning to Canada from the U.S. for any trip less than 72 hours, Global News has learned. The policy change...

The U.S Department of State released its December 2021 Visa Bulletin today. As expected, there was no movement in EB-5 cut-off dates for Regional Center visa applicants. The lapse of the EB-5 Regional Center Program has frozen visa processing in the EB-5 regional center category and...

Washington, D.C., November 11, 2021: USCIS has agreed to provide L-2 and H-4 spouses with improved access to work authorization. At present, USCIS requires L-2 or H-4 spouses authorized to work in the U.S. to first file an application for a temporary work permit on Form...

New York, November 9, 2021: News reports indicate that the renowned real estate development company, Witkoff Group, is interested in taking a leading position in HFZ’s Chelsea project known as The Eleven or 76-11. The project ceased construction in mid-2020 and has been the subject...

Washington, D.C., November 9, 2021: The proposed reconciliation bill released by the U.S. House of Representatives (lower chamber of the US Congress) includes increased filing fees for employers and applicants seeking immigration benefits in the United States. The proposed changes would impact employers seeking to...